An additional fourth TA call was opened in autumn 2022, resulting in 5 accepted projects after undergoing the reviewing process. This TA call was open for a short time as there was a tight schedule for finalising the call procedures before the end of the year so projects would have an opportunity to start experimental work at the beginning of 2023. This call saw collaborations with users in Black Sea, Baltic Sea and Eastern Europe. These scientific projects highlight the variety of user needs the JERICO-RI coastal observation facilities provide for.
We are happy to share below a short summary of the projects along with the completed final project reports as they begin to finish their experiments.
|Project Principal Investigator
|Short Project Summary
|Final Project Report
|Acoustic Characterisation of a Marine Renewable Energy test site using Marine Authonomous Systems
Finnish Meteorological Institute
|This proposal will study the applications and advantages of using Marine Autonomous Systems to characterise the underwater soundscape at a Marine Renewable Energy Test Site in Galway Bay, Ireland. Specific objectives are:
(i) Configure and deploy a glider with an attached hydrophone to determine the acoustic characteristics of the renewable energy test site.
(ii) Determine the sound propagation of noise generated on the site by a test renewable energy device and a sound projector device generating noise of known frequency and intensity.
(iii) Analyse and compare acoustic data from an existing fixed point acoustic sensor lander that provides an acoustically quiet and stable monitoring station with the Glider acoustic dataset to investigate noise propagation in the test site area and validate the use of Glider as a suitable platform for future acoustic monitoring studies.
|Glider Mission to Resolve Mixing in the Southern Baltic
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
The main aim of the project is to perform measurements of CTD, oxygen and chlorophyll a along the high-resolution sections in the southern Baltic using an ocean glider to complement and enhance the IOPAN standard ship-borne and Argo measurements. The goal is to study water mass structure, stratification, and mixing processes in the key areas for the transport of highly saline and oxygen rich waters originating from major Baltic inflows towards the central and eastern Baltic basins.
The second aim of the project is focused on field testing of the system for acoustic data transfer
Data: Bulczak, A., & Liblik, T. (2023). Glider measurements of temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, Chlorophyl-A, turbidity collected in the Slupsk Furrow in 8-18 May 2023 during LISTEN project (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN). DOI Link
|In-situ parallel nutrient sensor deployments
National Oceanography Centre
This project is a continuation of the MultiNuD project in Call 1.
This project aims to deploy lab-on-chip phosphate, silicate and nitrate in-situ sensors at the OBSEA coastal Observatory. The sensors will collect a suite of laboratory-quality nutrient measurements over a six-month period with a temporal resolution that is unprecedented in the surface ocean. Specifically, the project will test three aspects that limit the capacity to deploy in-situ sensors in long-term moorings: reagent stability, biofouling, and low level performance.
Patey Matthew D., López García Patricia, Nogueras Marc, Toma Daniel Mihai, Carandell Matias, Martínez Padró Enoc, Del rio Fernandez Joaquín (2022). In-situ parallel nutrient sensor deployments at the OBSEA observatory, Spain. SEANOE.
|Sardinia-Mallorca Repeated Transect
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
|Following the successful collaboration between CNR-ISMAR and SOCIB in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2022, with several SMART missions completed, we plan to continue in order to sustain a long-term repeated transect Mallorca-Sardinia to monitor medium-to-long-term variability of surface and intermediate water masses. The transect is now officially included in the OceanGliders program (see Testor et al., 2019 above) and meant to be sustained over years. Investigation of turbulence structures in the WEST MED by means of a microstructure profiler (MicroRider) mounted on the glider.
|Final Report in Process